David Morris column

David Morris, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP.
David Morris, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP.

Last Friday saw the recall of Parliament to agree on sending air support it Iraq to help the Iraqi Government combat the Islamic State.

I voted with the Government on Friday as I believe we have a duty in this country to come to the aid of our international partners who ask for our help.

We must not give in to terrorists and the British people have always shown their resilience in the face of terrorism.

My sincere condolences go out to the family of David Haines, who was murdered by these terrorists.

Many of my constituents in the Lune Valley have contacted me to express their concerns with the future house building options being consulted on by Lancaster City Council.

Option 5 would see a ‘super village’ of 5,000 homes being built at Cowan Bridge and Option 3 and four would see more homes being built at various areas across the district, which would largely effect rural villages, doubling them in some cases.

I am opposed to any unnecessary extensions of the rural communities in the Lune Valley, and have submitted a letter of objection to the City Council’s consultation.

I have tabled a Parliamentary motion about this and there is a petition in Cowan Bridge stores for people in Cowan Bridge to sign who oppose Option 5.

I have asked various Parliamentary questions all of which have come back saying that none of these plans have been assessed for any impact on transport, health, education, flooding or any other services.

These plans are very much in the embryonic stages and I would urge anyone who is against these options to write to their Local Councillor to ensure their oppositions are considered, as the final decision on these options will be made by Lancaster City Council.

As always I am happy to help with any issues you may have.

You can contact me by phone 01524 841225, email david.morris.mp@parliament.uk or by post Office 204, Riverway House, Morecambe Road, Skerton, LA1 2RX.